Evan Hollewell started Hollow Crest Farm in 2013 to continue with his passion of Arabian and Half-Arabian Horses in Northwestern Illinois. Evan is one of those people that can say he has been in this business since he was born. Growing up in Milledgeville, IL, Evan started riding at a young age because his parents were passionate about horses, especially Arabians. He started riding and showing horses with his parents and moved through the 4-H program and into the Arabian circuit. During his junior high and high school years, Evan spent summers traveling the country with Mike Miller in order to start expanding his knowledge. He continued to find opportunities to work for other trainers after graduation including Jody Strand, Randy Sullivan, and Ryan Strand. After many years learning from these great mentors, Evan returned to Illinois to continue working close to his family. This brought around the creation of Hollow Crest Farm. Even though Evan's passion is Arabian and Half-Arabian horses, the barn is open to all breeds and disciplines. His goal is to bring new families into not only into the world of horses, but also the Arabian breed. Evan is dedicated to making his barn more than just a place, he strives to make everyone feel like it is a place for family and fun. He cares deeply not only for the horses, but also for each person that enters. Visit us to see some beautiful Arabian horses, take lessons, or see what showing is all about!
"I love what the Arabian breed has done for my life and family. They are a breed that receives a lot of negative comments because of stereotypes. But I have, along with many others, learned that the Arabian is one of the most loving, trusting, gentle, and hardworking breeds there is. I encourage everyone to have an open mind about our breed and strive to show that they truly are a family horse and not just beautiful. The beautiful aspect is just the icing on the cake! I love to show how gentle our horses are and listen as clients express how strong of a bond each of them have with their horse." - Evan